The sad day came. After being fired, I had to cancel my Netflix. To make sure I got my money’s worth, I waited until just a couple days before I would be charged again to cancel my membership. I really will miss Netflix, but I know that I can grab new releases from RedBox for less. This wouldn’t be the only loss we would experience in a short time.
To lift my spirits from the loss of Netflix, I took my winning lottery ticket that I won after the career fair bust and cashed it in. I was both wise and foolish with my winnings. I was wise and kept $10 from the $30, bringing the amount of cash in my pocket up to $40. This way I wouldn’t have to take any more money out of my account, and hopefully I’d make it another week on that $40. But then, foolishly I spent $20 on more scratch offs. What did I win? $4.00. It was still worth it.
A Special Anniversary: Two Years
When D got home from work, we ended up celebrating our two year anniversary a day early. We’d already sort of began to celebrate over the weekend when he bought me Disney’s Cinderella and I gave him his copy of The Annotated Peter Pan. Earlier in the day I had checked the mail and a large package arrived from Amazon. I suspected it was for me and also had an idea of what it might be, but decided I would be patient. But D has never been great with waiting to give presents. He handed me the box and inside was Love Looks Not with the Eyes: Thirteen Years with Lee Alexander McQueen, a beautiful collection of photographs taken throughout McQueen’s career by Anne Deniau.
Since I was given my presents, I decided to give D his early. He opened a new fish tank by Umbra, and a Peanuts book. He was surprised and excited that we’d be getting a fish.
The next day I made it to the gym on time. The day of our actual anniversary was rather special: It was 10/11/12. That felt lucky, so of course I took my $4.00 winning ticket, cashed it in and bought more. I lost it all. Oh well.
When D came home from work, we ate dinner and went to Petsmart to find a fish. Fish are expensive! I ended up spending $11.37 at PetSmart for a betta fish and betta food. It was a little bit more than I was expecting to spend especially since I had to put gas in the car (another $10). This left me with $18.63 in my pocket, but it was worth it. D loves his new fish, Seymour.
RIP Betta Fish Seymour
Since the time of this writing, we’ve experienced the loss of Seymour. D says, “… he is missed dearly and shall remain in my heart and thoughts… my beautiful boy had the thoughtfulness of gifting me Suddenly Seymour.” Although I do not grow attached to animals, I know that D enjoyed having that fish around, especially during dinner. Perhaps we’ll go shopping for another fish soon, but I probably won’t be paying for it.
The whole situation made me think of The Cosby Show. Luckily this episode is not from the fifth season. We did not have a service for Suddenly Seymour, D put him to rest by himself, I just wanted to watch television.
So, I’m curious. Have you had much experience with fish? This was our first fish together. I remember having fish when I was younger, but I don’t remember how long they stuck around. What is the average lifespan of a fish? During college, my roommate had a few fish and they never survived for very long, either. In a one gallon tank, what is a fish that will survive longer than a month or two? Let me know in the comments below.